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Wayward heroes

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"Published in 1952, Wayward Heroes is part of the body of works for which Laxness was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955. It is a masterfully written tragicomedy about the oath-brothers Thorgeir and Thormod, inspired by the old Icelandic sagas Saga of the Sworn Brothers and Saga of Saint Olaf. The brothers fight for glory, raid for treasure, and seduce women against the backdrop of a new cult of Christianity. But where the old sagas depict their heroes as glorious champions, Laxness does the opposite. As Thormod avenges Thorgeir's death, he demonstrates the senselessness of violence and the endlessly cyclical nature of obsession"--
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subject_facetAdventure fiction
Brothers -- Fiction
Heroes -- Fiction
Iceland -- Fiction
Sagas -- Adaptations
Violence -- Fiction
title_displayWayward heroes
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Wayward heroes / Halldor Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Phillip Roughton
title_shortWayward heroes
topic_facetBrothers
Fiction
Heroes
Literature
Mythology
Sagas
Thriller
Violence